Homemade Trench Coat Costumes

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Some Halloween costumes require a lot of preparation and time to create. But for a quick and easy costume, consider using something already in your closet. A trench coat is the main element for a variety of costumes. Simply use different accessories to create different costumes using the same trench coat.

Private Eye

Use a trench coat to create a private investigator's costume. Wear a trench coat along with a black or dark colored shirt and pants. Carry a magnifying glass and a small tablet and pen to write down clues. Wear mirrored or black sunglasses and a fake mustache along with a dark colored fedora hat to complete a private investigator's costume. Ask party guests questions such as "Where we you the night of the 15th?"

Sidewalk Peddler

A trench coat is the perfect base for a sidewalk peddler or conman costume. Buy costume jewelry or watches at a party supply or dollar store. Sew the jewelry and watches to the inside of trench coat. Wear dark clothing underneath the coat and wear a lot of gold jewelry. Wear a lot of watches up your arm and wear dark sunglasses. Whisper and tell party guests and friends that you can make them a good deal on some watches.


Create a superhero costume out of a trench coat. Wear a T-shirt and sweat pants. Cut a superhero logo out of felt and sew or glue it to the front of the T-shirt. Attach of piece of fabric to the back of the T-shirt to serve as a cape. Wear a trench coat and at an opportune time, take off the trench coat and pretend to save someone or intervene in a situation such as helping a party hostess carry out food.

Other Homemade Trench Coat Costumes

Another costume idea is a business man. Dress in a business suit, wear a trench coat and carry a briefcase and cell phone. Also consider dressing as a weatherman for Halloween. Wear a trench style raincoat, with shorts and T-shirt underneath. Wear sunglasses and a stocking cap to be prepared for any type of weather.


About the Author

Stephanie Kelley has been writing articles and columns online for SGM Radio and SGN Scoops Digital since 2005. She has a Bachelor of Arts in art history/anthropology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. and writes on a number of topics including art, frugal living, children and travel.

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